Traditional Detox with a Holistic Approach
Acupuncture has been proven to be successful as a complementary therapy during detox. Not only does it help to reduce pain, combat cravings but it ultimately helps to keep our clients engaged in the process of detox.
The auricular acupuncture that is used to treat addiction is standard and varies between two basic protocols. The first is NADA (the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) treatment protocol and the second is ACACD (American College Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders) treatment protocol. Both protocols essentially target points that connect to the kidneys, lungs and liver, organs which are always compromised by drug use.
The NADA approach is a 5 point treatment that targets five points in each outer ear for a time frame of 30 minutes. This treatment is administered in groups or individual sessions.